If your Palm Beach County residential or commercial swimming pool is starting to show unsightly stains, has lost its smooth texture or is just getting too old to be acid washed, it might be time to consider resurfacing your pool. But with so many options to choose from Admiral Sudsy Pool Service and Repair thought it would be a good idea to give you a rundown of some of your best options. Learning the pros and cons of different pool resurfacing options can help you to determine which resurfacing option suits your pool and your budget.
Color Quartz Aggregate Pool Resurfacing
Color quartz aggregate pool finishes were first created by the 3M Company several decades ago, but have since become the dominate pool surface in South Florida and Palm Beach County. A color quartz aggregate pool finish is generally comprised of a marcite base with silica and quartz aggregate mixed in to give it a unique color and a tough, beautiful swimming pool finish. Swimming pool resurfacing contractors apply this quartz aggregate pool finish to the interior of a pool shell in the same manner used for plain marcite plaster, which is usually by spraying it over the existing concrete after the surface has been properly prepared. Quartz aggregate pool resurfacing resists chipping, scratching and etching better than marcite.
When applied properly, color quartz aggregate pool finishes create a durable, non-porous, stain-resistant interior that holds up for years and come in a wide array of colors to suit your individual taste. It may cost a bit more, but quartz aggregate pool resurfacing will keep your pool looking great long after you need to resurface a regular marcite pool finish.
Popular color quartz aggregate pool finish products Admiral Sudsy Pool Service & Repair recommends include the Florida Stucco Gem Pool Finishes from Florida Stucco Corporation and Diamond Brite® Pool Finishes from Southern Grouts & Mortars, Inc.
Pebble Aggregate Pool Resurfacing
Pebble aggregate pool resurfacing is a high-end pool resurfacing option that offers beauty and high durability. Pebble aggregate pool resurfacing is extremely durable and can stand up to the most demanding conditions. Created with a mix of marcite plaster and pebble aggregate, Pebble aggregate pool finishes come in different shapes and colors to suit your own taste.
Like quartz aggregate pool finishes, pebble aggregate pool come in a variety of pre-mixed colors so colors run uniform. If you are interested in a pebble aggregate pool resurfacing, Admiral Sudsy Pool Service & Repair recommends PebbleTec® pool finish by Pebble Technology International.
Marcite / Traditional Plaster Pool Resurfacing
Marcite / Traditional plaster pool resurfacing is the most common pool resurfacing material because it is the cheapest. Many people use the term “marcite” and “plaster” interchangeably, but no matter what you call it marcite is far less durable than quartz aggregate pool finishes and usually needs resurfacing every few years.
Marcite is a mixture composed primarily of white Portland cement, marble dust, and additives to boost strength and water resistance. Mixed with water, it forms a smooth material that pool resurfacing contractors use to finish the inside of a pool. While marcite is the most affordable option for a new pool or resurfacing an existing pool, in areas with water high in alkalinity and calcium, the water will weaken the marcite and decrease its durability.
Painted Pool Resurfacing
Painting the concrete interior of your pool will be the cheapest resurfacing option, but the longevity of waterproof pool paints isn’t good and the paint will need to be sandblasted off to apply any other pool finish when you decide to upgrade.